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Welcome to the Swedish Research School for Global Health - a partnership between Umeå University  Karolinska Institutet and Lund University

Global health is a study of identification and evaluation of major public health challenges to the world population with an intention to considerably reduce the global burden of diseases, injuries and ill-health. The new discipline integrates expertise and perspectives from the field of public health, medicine, basic science, health economics, environmental sciences, anthropology and other behavioral sciences. Global health provides a new paradigm for research, education and information on challenges faced by world population.

Umeå University together with Karolinska Institutet and Lund University have received financial support to the Swedish Research School for Global Health from FAS, the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research, for the period 2013-2015. The financial support provides infrastructure for implementing better and improved research training in global health. The Research School is directly linked to Umeå Center for Global health Research (UCGHR).

The School was set up in 2008 with funding from VR, the Swedish Research Council. The first recruitment took place during late spring 2008 and since then more than 50 students have been admitted. Postgraduate students who are offered a position in the programme must be enrolled in and receive funding from their home departments. Thus, the Swedish Research School in Global Health serves as an umbrella organisation for interdisciplinary encounters - through seminars, courses and workshops - and gives students access to both national and international networks.

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The Swedish Research School for Global Health

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